Redskins Host Terrance Knighton On Visit

Could Pot Roast return to D.C.? Today, the Redskins are hosting Terrance Knighton on a visit, as Mike Jones of The Washington Post tweets. With Knighton and Phil Taylor in town, the Redskins are clearly looking to bolster the interior of their defensive line. Terrance Knighton (vertical)

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After finishing his contract in Denver, Knighton was expected to cash in following the 2014 season. Instead, he found a mild free agent market and settled for a low-priced one-year deal with the Redskins. As a nose tackle in Washington’s 3-4 scheme, Pot Roast logged 29 tackles and 1.5 sacks in 2015. Although he didn’t have quite the same impact last year that he did during his final season as a Bronco, Knighton ranked in the top half of Pro Football Focus’ list of qualified interior defenders, placing 58th out of 123 players. Predictably, PFF assigned Knighton a much better grade as a run defender than as a pass rusher.

This past offseason, he hooked on with the Patriots but was released in late August. Knighton’s release came as something of a surprise, especially given the Pats’ depth concerns on the defensive line. Now, the Redskins need some veteran help on the D-Line and he could circle back there.

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  1. vacommish

    This would be a welcome upgrade to a guy familiar with the team and something to prove to he free agent market.

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